Early Career Fellowships support 25 women scientists in the developing world

Mavis Agyeiwaa Acheampong
Ghana
School of Agriculture, University of Ghana
Agricultural Sciences

Research project: Integrated biocontrol of key pests and diseases of chilli pepper using microbial plant extract formulation

Saphina Biira
Uganda
Busitema University
Physics

Research project: Energy recovery from solid waste and water treatment in Tororo, Uganda

Khongorzul Batchuluun
Mongolia
Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences including Neurosciences

Research project: Pituitary adenoma (tumors and carcinoma) among Mongolians and its pathological features: cancer stem cell and its relation to cell adhesion molecules and cell signaling

Maria Helena Paulo Antonio
Mozambique
School of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Eduardo Mondlane University
Biological Systems and Organisms

Research project: Morphodynamic evaluation of the bons sinais estuary and it’s implications on the fisheries sustainability: an alternative approach to understand the relationship between morphodynamics, population ecology and environment preservation

Mary Adjepong
Ghana
College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Medical and Health Sciences including Neurosciences

Research project: Complementary feeding product that is rich in essential fatty acids (EFA) and carotenoids to improve ocular health, enhance cognitive development and growth in children

Hazir Elhaj
Sudan
Sudan University of Science and Technology
Engineering sciences

Research project: Ensuring a sustainable energy transition in rural areas of Sudan by use of appropriate technologies.

Astride Carole Djeuani
Cameroon
The University of Yaoundé 1
Agricultural Sciences

Research project: Molecular characterization of Endophytics and phosphorus solubilizing fungi associated with rhizome used as the seeds in Araceae plants during plant growth under biofertilization.

Vivian Etapa Boamah
Ghana
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Research project: Development of a wound-healing formulation from indigenous medicinal plants for the management of chronic wounds – through the management of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) lesions in CL endemic communities in Ghana.

Daphne Nyachaki Bitalo
Uganda
National Coffee Research Institute
Agricultural Sciences

Research project: Improving Uganda’s cocoa farm fermentation through controlled microbial interventions.

Name Kasumu Chisompola
Zambia
School of Medicine, Copperbelt University
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Research project: Elucidating the mechanisms of action of medicinal plants used in Zambia in the treatment of opportunistic infections in people living with human immunodeficiency virus.

Alice Nabatanzi
Uganda
Makerere University
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Research project: Prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage (pph) using affordable, effective, and safe phytouterotonics.

Anna Haji Msigwa
Tanzania
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

Research project: Remote sensing and machine learning in water stress detection, with an emphasis on applications in corn farming.

Neema Mathias Mduma
Tanzania
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
Computing and Information Technology

Research project: Deep learning tools for early detection of diseases affecting common bean and Irish potato in the Southern Highlands Regions of Tanzania.

Edith Talina Luhanga
Rwanda
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Computing and Information Technology

Research project: Mobile applications for prevention of maternal and child malnutrition through early warning and behavior change support.

Eva Dora da Cruz Joao
Mozambique
Manhiça Health Research Centre, Fundação Manhiça
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Research project: Exploring the relationship between environmental enteropathy biomarkers and response to the oral monovalent vaccine, Rotarix©, in children less than five years at Manhiça district, a rural setting in Mozambique.

Marilyn Chepkurui Ronoh
Kenya
University of Embu
Mathematical sciences

Research project: Using computational modeling and artificial intelligence to enhance HIV testing, status awareness, and status disclosure among adolescent boys and girls and young men and women in Kenya.

Sadia Isfat Ara Rahman
Bangladesh
International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Research project: Impact of the Vi-tetanus toxoid typhoid conjugate vaccine (Vi-TT) on reducing the AMR burden in the cluster randomized TyVAC trial in Bangladesh.

Maura Liseth Quezada Aguilar
Guatemala
Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Biological Systems and Organisms

Research project: OAKS as key elements of forest conservation in the volcanic chain of Guatemala: looking for species at risk and establishing community nurseries.

Luria Leslie Njougang Yontchoung Epse Founou
Cameroon
Research Institute of the Center of Expertise and Biological Diagnostic of Cameroon
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Research project: An Integrated Approach for Monitoring and Predictive Diagnostic of Neonatal Infections (TARGET).

Asha Dilrukshi Wijegunawardana Nahallage Dona
Sri Lanka
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Research project: Determination of the feasibility of paratransgenesis approach for controlling sand fly vectors in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka.

Pwai Tsuma
Zimbabwe
Midlands State University
Chemical Sciences

Research project: Design and synthesis of enzyme functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks for conversion of carbon dioxide to formic acid: repurposing a greenhouse gas for energy applications.

Samawansha Harsheni Tennakoon
Sri Lanka
Sri Jayewardenepura University
Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Research project: Investigation of chemical and biological properties of a plant-based treatment used in Sri Lanka to treat cancer patients.

Subhangi Subedi
Nepal
Tribhuvan University
Chemical Sciences

Research project: Carbon quantum dot as a next-generation smart fluorescent probe to scrutinize and control environmental threats.

Supriya Sharma
Nepal
Institute of Science and Technology, Central Department of Microbiology (CDM), Tribhuvan University
Biological Systems and Organisms

Research project: Combating against antibiotic resistance: Using nanoparticles combined with antibiotics against WHO recognized antibiotic resistant priority pathogens from pigeon droppings of selected temples from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Margarita Ramona Ruiz Olazar
Paraguay
Comunera University
Computing and Information Technology

Research project: A computational system for analysis and visualization of neuroimaging experimental data

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